41 Insanely Clever Products You Need For Your Next Camping Trip

1. An inflatable solar light that will help you see through anything.

Lightweight, rechargeable, waterproof, and eco-friendly

2. A squeezable water filtration system.

Fill the pouches with water from any outdoor water source, screw the filter onto the pouch, and filter the water into your water bottles.

3. A CamelBak purification water bottle.

The cap uses UV technology to clean any tap or clear natural water into drinking water in 60 seconds. Bonus: A fully charged battery gives you 80 uses!

4. A headlamp that adjusts its brightness automatically to the environment.

5. This tool kit that has everything you could ever need.

Includes a can opener, tweezers, alarm, timer, barometer, thermometer, flashlight, screwdriver, magnifying lens, sharpening stone, compass, and more.

6. A smokeless stove that generates electricity to charge your personal devices.

7. “Earl,” a smart, solar-powered GPS that gives you real-time map data, weather, and an emergency radio.

8. This compact stove that’s perfect for a solo trip.

All-in-one stove, with suggested fuel amounts above.

9. A USB and solar-powered device that charges headlamps, cameras, and electronics.

Also waterproof.

10. This high-tech blade with a handle that doesn’t absorb water.

Perfect for cutting wood or preparing food.

11. A no-pump water filter that cleans your water for you.

So you can spend more time exploring.

12. A waterproof lighter with a gas lock.

There is nothing worse than not being able to light your stove and eat a hot meal after a rainy day of hiking. NOTHING.

13. This neon blue hammock for two.

Talk about romantic. 

14. A portable sink that’s perfect for keeping dishes and clothes sanitary.

Especially useful for washing underwear, which can help prevent UTIs and other infections.

15. A tent-pole seat that holds up to 250 pounds and weighs only 1.3 pounds.

It folds into a little tube.

16. A compact spork-and-knife utensil set.

The solution to all our spork woes. 

17. A bandana that is also a map of Yosemite National Park.

18. An ultra-light drip coffeemaker.

Early-morning boost to your sunrise hike.

19. Reflective badges that will keep your group together during night hikes.

20. A star target that teaches you secrets of the galaxy.

It locates constellations, bright stars, nebulas, star clusters, and more.

21. A survival tool kit that’s smaller than a credit card and will save you in emergency situations.

Includes saw blade, two-position wrench, key-chain hole, bottle opener, direction indication, can opener, screwdriver, ruler, four-position wrench, and a butterfly screw wrench. Is there anything it can’t do?

22. A compact scraper that will clean out any last food chunks.

Also doubles up as a spatula and a utensils replacement. Finally, you don’t have to eat yesterday’s leftover chili with today’s oatmeal.

23. This all-purpose bowl that is 100% recyclable, light, odor-free, and stain-resistant.

It’s made of polyproylene, which is much lighter than regular plastics. It even stays buoyant when filled with water!

24. Or this collapsible bowl that includes measuring marks on the inside.

No more dry oatmeal clumps because you didn’t guestimate the right amount of water.

25. A “Hoodlum” that will never leave your face cold ever again.

Wear this to sleep.

26. The lightest, most insulated socks you will ever find.

27. An all-in-one geoshield stove that allows for both upright and inverted fuel positions.

No more fumbling in the dark. No more being unable to pack your aluminum foil and spare parts into a tiny container.

28. Collapsible cooking pots that are lightweight and durable.

29. A tarp poncho that will keep you waterproof indefinitely.

30. A dry trash sack that prevents any leakage.

LEAVE NO TRACE!!! 

31. An insulated hammock.

Fall asleep to the stars. 

32. This lightweight slackline that’s perfect for adventurous trips.

Slacklining on the top of a mountain may be the most hardcore activity you could possibly do.

33. A pocket shower for when you go on month-long backpacking trips.

Cleanliness for purely health reasons

34. A roll-up flask because why not.

Backpacking doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy some booze for at least a couple days. 

35. This FireSteel that easily helps you start a fire.

Seriously, never eat a cold dinner again! Functions in rain and snow.

36. This two-person tent that comes with built-in LED lighting.

No makeshift headlamp-tent-light hassle.

37. This gear line that will organize all your essentials at night.

Also will create space to fit in that extra person for maximum warmth. 

38. These odorless bags that will keep bears at bay.

Perfect for holding trash and any used tampons.

39. An solar-powered inflatable, waterproof light that doubles as a pillow.

40. A toothbrush sanitizer that will eliminate all that nasty dirt.

This way brushing your teeth is actually hygienic.

41. A compact and light cookware set.

One pot, one pan, all you need.

How to Make Aspirin If You are Lost in the Woods

Here’s a step-by-step video showing you just how you can make the equivalent of aspirin in the middle of the woods.

All you’ll need is to be able to locate a willow tree and you’ll be all set to having your own aspirin equivalent in no time. Natural remedies to the rescue.

7 Great Inexpensive Places to Buy Prepper Gear

It is true that if you buy cheap you buy twice.  However, I still believe that you are able to find good deals on prepper gear without sacrificing quality.  It is just a matter of identifying these places.

If you are like me you are probably prepping on a budget.  With the prepper gear market growing we are starting to see some increase in prices.  With that being said, in my search to find prepper gear I have identified a few inexpensive places.

7 great inexpensive places to buy prepper gear

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It is true that if you buy cheap you buy twice.  However, I still believe that you are able to find good deals on prepper gear without sacrificing quality.  It is just a matter of identifying these places.

If you are like me you are probably prepping on a budget.  With the prepper gear market growing we are starting to see some increase in prices.  With that being said, in my search to find prepper gear I have identified a few inexpensive places.

7 great inexpensive places to buy prepper gear

1.  Pawn shops

Pawn shops are the ideal places to find inexpensive prepper gear.  Many times the items that you find at a pawn shop are only there because the owners had found themselves in between a rock and a hard place.  So it’s not that the items weren’t of great quality.

On the contrary, many pawn shops will not purchase items that do not have great quality.  Without quality items pawn shops are not able to make an extra dollar.  So they are sure to inspect much of the equipment that is being pawned or sold to them.

Still you will want to inspect the items before purchasing.  There will be some shady pawn dealers who are just looking to make a fast buck and will swindle you.  This is especially important if you are purchasing guns.  You will want to make sure that the gun is functioning properly and safely.

Some of the great prepper gear that you can find at pawn shops include weapons, tools and hunting gear.  It is important to have a great set of tools.  If the grid goes down or if the crap hits the fan there will be no one else around to fix stuff besides you.

2.  Thrift shops

Thrift shops many times will have some great quality items to purchase.  Prepper gear that you can find include grey man clothing, radios and even camping gear.  Furthermore, most of these items were donated by well off people who barely used them.

3.  Military Surplus

Many cities will have a military surplus shop.  Unfortunately most of these shops are found in the bad parts of town.  However, it is definitely worth the trip.

Some of the great prepper gear items that you can find at military surplus shops include military grade clothing, equipment and camping gear.  When bugging out I don’t recommend wearing camo in the urban environments.  However, if you do make it to the woods you could change into something that will help you blend in with the environment.  Military clothing is also built to last.

4.  Yard Sales

Most items being sold at a yard sale have great quality.  Many times families are just looking to clear out their closets with items that they don’t really use anymore or have replaced.  So yard sales are the perfect place to find inexpensive prepper gear.

Great items that you can find at yard sales include clothing, camping gear, food and even coins.  If you look carefully into these coins you can find some valuable treasure.  This is especially true with finding silver. Silver should be saved because if the economy collapses or if crap hits the fan the price of silver will grow exponentially.  If you take a look at the financial struggles of 2001 and 2008 you will see the price of precious metals more than doubled.

5.  Facebook groups

Now Facebook groups are a great place to find prepper gear but you should be cautious about these transactions.  I have heard of people being scammed and even stood up.  On the other hand I know of some people that have bought some really great gear.

There are Facebook groups for virtual yard sales, prepper swaps and even private gun sales.  Many times you will find “preppers” who are giving up on prepping or giving up the lifestyle.  So they turn to online outlets to sell their gear for the cheap.  I would advise meeting with these people in public well lit places.  Also, never go alone.

6.  Craigslist

Just as the previous tip, you want to be very cautious when making exchanges with people over Craigslist.  There have been cases where people have been kidnapped and even murder.  At the same time, I have made some great purchases through Craigslist as well.  I would use the same advice from the previous suggestion.

7.  Auctions

Finally auctions are a really great place to find inexpensive prepper gear.  I know of one prepper who found some really great deals on guns and ammo at auctions.  As a matter of fact, there was a prepper who died but had an arsenal prepper gear that was auctioned off.  It just so happened another prepper purchased that gear.

So these 7 places are really great for finding inexpensive prepper gear.  If you have another other suggestions please leave a comment below.  I would love to find some additional places.  Also, don’t forget to subscribe to my email list so that you can stay up to date with all of the newest content.

Survival Supply Caches

If you need to stash some gear or supplies then you need to consider Survival Supply Caches, the Prepper’s Safe Deposit Box!

There are many choices and schools of thought when it comes to survival caches. If you want to bury things, you can choose a pre-made solution like the Mono Vault tube,  designed for this very purpose, or leverage buckets with water-tight lids, rain barrels or PVC pipe solutions.

If you need to stash some gear or supplies then you need to consider Survival Supply Caches, the Prepper’s Safe Deposit Box!

There are many choices and schools of thought when it comes to survival caches. If you want to bury things, you can choose a pre-made solution like the Mono Vault tube,  designed for this very purpose, or leverage buckets with water-tight lids, rain barrels or PVC pipe solutions.

PVC Burial Cache

PVC Burial Cache The quick and easy method would be to run down to your local hardware store and get some properly size PVC pipe and the fittings needed to create your own burial tube.

Make sure to use some form of thread compound or Teflon tape to ensure that water doesn’t work its way into your container. Be sure to use some zip lock bag, dry bags or vaccum pack all the items you want to keep safe.

Options for Hiding Cache:

First you need a plan. Where are you going to put your cache?

Hide It:

Wrap it with camouflage tape or wrap and tie it to a high tree limb or stick it in a hollow tree.

Bury It:

Dig a hole, someplace far from prying eyes.

Caching OpSec Considerations:

 

Make sure you find and retrieve your cache. Landmarks can change, so make sure you know exactly where it is, and that you will be able to find it again, when you need it!

Bury the tube in a remote location, where you can’t be observed, including aerial observation, and cell phone tracking. Leave the cell phone at home, or at a minimum remove the battery, or boot the phone into DFU mode (Device Firmware Update), which shouldn’t have any drivers loaded, except for the USB input and internal storage access. 3G, 4G and GPS, should be inactivated…but this might change in the future.

A water proof container will likely be buoyant. Make sure to bury it in a place where ground water or rain, won’t force it back to the surface, exposing your dry box or tube. Avoid soils heavy in clay, as water doesn’t drain quickly and may exacerbate “floating”!

If you are burying metallic items or using a dry box or tube that is metal, make sure yo bury your vault deeper, then salt the vicinity with metal scrap such as old engine parts, nails, nuts, bolts, food tins, soda cans or other debris that might encounter in the area, or bury it in an area where metal is expected to be encountered. These ideas apply to your own property. We do not condone any activity, like littering on public property. Please verify any applicable federal, state, or local laws.

Types of Caches

 

There are 4 main types of caches, there might be more, but these are the ones we consider most likely to be needed.

1.       Waypoint Caches

2.       Exile Caches

3.       Fugitive Caches

4.       Weapons Caches

Waypoint Cache

 

Waypoint Caches are hidden supplies at intervals along your route, allowing you to restock on an extended journey. This would likely be food, water or water purification essentials and other reloads for consumable goods.

When we are discussing a Waypoint Cache to resupply a motor vehicle, we need to consider the nature of this kit and its size. You won’t be able to bury it all, so maybe use a storage unit for the larger items, unless you know of another good spot or two along your way.

If you intend to drive to your location, this cache would also likely include tools for your vehicle, tire repair kits, fuel and essential automotive fluids.

Waypoint Cache:

 

·         Cordage (paracord)

·         Duct Tape

·         MRE’s, FlexGrub, or Dehydrated camping meals

·         More fuel pellets (if you have a stove that requires these)

·         H2O 1.0 personal water straw

·         Shoe goo or other shoe repair materials

·         Clean socks and undergarments (a couple pairs can make a big difference)

·         Fishing Gear

·         Slingshot or repair kit for a slingshot (bands)

·         Survival Knife ( a SOG Seal Pup and Morakniv would be perfect, or use any spare rugged knife)

·         Sharpening stone, whet stone, and honing oil (for knife maintenance)

·         Multi-tool (Gerber)

·         More batteries for your handheld ham radio

·         Replacement headlamp and batteries

·         Replacement flashlight and batteries

·         Additional First Aid kit supplies

·         Grooming and Hygiene kit refills (razors, soaps, toothpaste, floss, feminine hygiene, etc)

·         Insect Repellent

·         Sun Screen

·         Replacement compass

·         Ranger beads

·         Maps of area or region

·         Backpack repair kit

·         Pre-paid cell phone and additional battery

·         More cash

 

 

Automobile Waypoint Cache:

·         Tire pump

·         Tire patch or repair kit

·         Spare tire(s)

·         Spare jack and universal tire iron

·         Extra fuel with stabilizer added

·         Extra oil

·         Transmission fluid

·         Jumper cables

·         Replacement belts

·         Replacement headlamps and bulbs

·         Battery?

·         Wipers and wiper fluid

·         Tool kit for auto repairs

·         First aid kit

·         MRE’s or Dehydrated camping meals

·         Water or water purification tools (H2O 1.0 personal water straw)

*You should already have a base set of car supplies in your Automobile’s EDC kit*

Exile Cache

 

Exile Caches are hidden supplies that allow you to cover all your survival needs, if you are forced to flee with nothing, or return to your home to find it inaccessible or occupied by non-familiar individuals.

This cache would provide what you need if you were at zero. It would have ways to provide for shelter, fire, food, water and protection.

Exile Cache Contents:

·         Cordage (paracord)

·         Duct Tape

·         Nylon Tarp (light and more compact tarp)

·         Tiny camp stove

·         Water container (Stainless steel for boiling)

·         Personal water straw

·         Military rain poncho and poncho liner (woobie)

·         Heavy duty space blanket

·         Slingshot

·         Fishing gear

·         Survival knife (a SOG Seal Pup and a Morakniv would be perfect, or any knife)

·         Multi-tool (Gerber)

·         Handheld ham radio

·         Headlamp and batteries

·         Flashlight and batteries

·         First Aid Kit

·         Grooming and Hygiene kit

·         Insect Repellent

·         Sun Screen

·         Hat

·         Sunglasses or goggles

·         Bandana or Shemagh

·         Gloves

·         Compass

·         Ranger beads

·         Maps of area

·         Small towel

·         Backpack or Dayback, You could forgo the backpack if you tied cord around the burial tube and used it to carry your supplies.

·         Pre-paid cell phone

·         Cash

Fugitive Cache

 

Fugitive Caches are made up of select essentials from the Exile Cache with some extra specific purpose gear, in the event that you are on the run, for whatever reason. Maybe you saw or overheard something sensitive and a mega corporation has deployed assassins to take you down or some government agency has decided that they need to terminate you with extreme prejudice Whatever the reason, you have to stay alive and on the move until you can clear your name.

The Fugitive Cache may not have to be buried, but could be in a self storage locker, if you can find one that lets you rent without an ID…unless you have an alternate ID <wink, wink> or a discreet friend who would let you share some storage space.

Fugitive Cache Contents:

 

·         Cordage (paracord)

·         Duct tape

·         Knife (Combat knife or dagger)

·         Multi-tool (Gerber)

·         Flashlight and batteries

·         First Aid Kit

·         Grooming and Hygiene kit

·         Bandana or Shemagh

·         Gloves

·         Compass

·         Ranger beads

·         Maps of area or objectives

·         Cash

·         Hair coloring

·         Other disguise stuff (fake mustache, beard, colored contacts, etc)

·         Ball cap and sunglasses

·         Burner phone

·         Alternate IDs (passport, driver’s license, etc….You know, like the spies on TV)

·         Lots of Cash (bribes, payoffs, transportation, a place to lay low, etc)

Weapon Caches

 

Weapon Caches are used by those who aren’t so sure that their firearms are safe. Burying some of your firearms in a remote area ensures that they will still be accessible regardless of the current laws or political climate.

Most firearms cost many hundreds of dollars if not thousands, so you should probably go the extra mile and buy a container, like a Mono Vault tube, designed for this very purpose.

The Mono Vault Features:

 

·         Heavy-duty construction tested and designed to be buried, with guns inside!

·         Air-tight seal

·         Two Lids- an inner lid with waterproof gasket and an outer ‘Burial Shield’ lid

Make sure to dip your firearms in some type of grease or cosmoline for long term storage, or invest in some Vapor Corrosion Inhibiting bags (aka VCI bags) to prevent rust and corrosion.

If you are concerned enough to bury some of your essentials firearms, make sure to take extra precautions for every part of this project.

Keep some gear in a location away from your residence for safe keeping. When you are ready to stash this gear or supplies then you need to consider making a Survival Supply Caches, the Prepper’s Safe Deposit Box!

Sample Bug Out Bag Checklist

Note: This checklist includes the items I would take in a bug-out situation in which I had to head out into the wilds of the Lower 48 States on foot. Using a vehicle, boat, or other means of carrying gear would allow much more flexibility. This list will need to be adjusted for high elevations or northern winters. 

BUG OUT BAG AND CLOTHING:

Kelty internal frame backpack
Jansport fanny pack (for critical survival items)
Lightweight mesh bag (for wild food gathering, carrying)
Leather and Goretex waterproof hiking boots (will be wearing)
Neoprene river shoes with heavy-duty hiking soles
Moisture-wicking inner socks (2-pair) (will be wearing additional pair)
Wool outer socks (2-pair) (will be wearing additional pair)
Wool watch cap
Boonie hat or Tilley sun hat (will be wearing)
Bandanas (3)
Ripstop BDU pants (2 pair) (will be wearing one pair)
Synthetic long underwear (2 pair)
Goretex rain pants
Heavy-duty belt
T-shirts (2) (will be wearing one under outer shirt)
Long underwear shirt (1)
Polar fleece long-sleeve (1)
Cotton-canvas long-sleeve (2) (will be wearing one)
Goretex parka
Camouflage poncho (doubles as small tarp, and useful to hide unattended gear)

SHELTER AND FIRE

Hennessey camping hammock 
550 paracord (100-feet)
Synthetic sleeping bag rated for the climate and season
Bic disposable butane lighters (6 or more)
Fire Steel Scout (2)
Fire Sticks (12-pack)
Small back of cotton balls soaked in Vaseline (tinder)

FOOD AND WATER

3-day supply of Mainstay or Datrex lifeboat rations, or MREs. 
1 gallon Ziplock bag of high-energy trail mix (dried fruits, nuts and seeds)
Power bars (half dozen)
Beef Jerky (several small packages)
1 gallon Ziplock bag of whole-grain oatmeal
Small quantity of Zatarains or Tony’s Cajun seasoning (renders anything edible)
One quart Nalgene bottles, pre-filled with drinking water (2 minimum)
Polar Pure Water Disinfectant (2 bottles)
Aquamira Frontier filter straw (1)

HUNTING AND FISHING:

Take-down .22 rifle 
.22 ammo (200 rounds minimum)
Ruger GP 100 .357 Magnum revolver (4-inch barrel)
Holster for revolver to carry in accessible location
Speed loaders for revolver
Winchester Trapper .357 Magnum carbine (optional, depending on situation)
.357 Magnum ammo (100 rounds)
Selection of assorted fishhooks for bream up to large catfish
Spool of monofilament line
Spool of trot line for drop hooks
Pre-made wire snares for small game

TOOLS:

Quality 18 to 24-inch machete with sheath
Cold Steel XL Voyager (5-inch folding Bowie)
Leatherman Wave multitool 
Small mill file
Diamond sharpener
Hand-bearing compass
Casio Pathfinder PAW 1500 watch with electronic compass
Topo-map enabled GPS receiver
Stainless steel 4-quart cooking pot (with lid, handle removed)
Stainless steel spoon
Sewing needles

MISCELLANEOUS: 

Map of bug out location and alternatives, laminated or sealed in Ziplock bag
Insect repellant with DEET
Small tube of SPF 50 sunblock
Sunglasses with retainer and case (if traveling by water or open country)
Heavy duty Dacron sailmaker’s thread (for sewing repairs)
Basic First Aid supplies, bandages and antibiotic ointment
Extractor Snakebite Kit
Cortisone cream (for poison ivy, etc.)
Benadryll (for bee and wasp stings)
Epipen (for severe allergic reactions to stings)
Imodium (Anti-diarrhea)
Ibuprofen pain capsules 
Field guide to edible plants (region-specific)
Passport/driver’s license
Cash plus gold or silver coins
Toothbrush
Small bottle of concentrated anti-bacterial soap
Small amount of tightly-packed toilet paper
Comb
L.E.D. version of the Mini Maglight, with extra AA batteries
(Or small L.E.D. headlamp that runs on AA or AAA batteries)
Small quantity of duct tape
Small bottle of gun oil/multipurpose oil

Hiding Your Backup Supplies

Often there is so much to take in that if a disaster in our country actually took place, we really might overlook the reality of it all. Too many web sites make it appear as though all you need to focus on is stockpiling all your prepping supplies  in a corner in a basement. It is out-of-the-way and be kept in an organized manner. Got plenty of beans, rice, oats, so forth and so on. Hey I even got the tool to grind up the corn and wheat. Got a calculator to count up what food intake will be necessary. Give me a break.

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Often there is so much to take in that if a disaster in our country actually took place, we really might overlook the reality of it all. Too many web sites make it appear as though all you need to focus on is stockpiling all your prepping supplies  in a corner in a basement. It is out-of-the-way and be kept in an organized manner. Got plenty of beans, rice, oats, so forth and so on. Hey I even got the tool to grind up the corn and wheat. Got a calculator to count up what food intake will be necessary. Give me a break.

I eat every day and don’t even think about what I need to maintain my body. I put it on the plate, mix it up, and down it goes. Instead of worrying about calories and protein, worry about variety. I have over sixty different meals that we can use and guess what, no burn out on what we will be eating. That simply means that I would only have to eat any one meal about five times a year. Breads, pasta, meats, juices, beans, rice, so forth and so on. The nutrition of a meal should change per meal so that we are taking in different amounts of calories, protein, vitamins, and other needed factors to maintain a well-balanced life style. Okay, enough said on that.

I am an old country boy who has had the worst of time and the best of time. However, I do know one thing that a lot of preppers believe that they can hold off any attack they might encounter. Wrong. Wrong, and double WRONG. It won’t happen. Regardless, one factor will still remain. No matter how well you think you are protected and barricade in, it will be overran. These people coming into your area are looking for a means to survive. They won’t care about you, your assets, or how well you believe you can hold them off. There isn’t a brick wall that I can’t get through. Vent pipes can be plugged. A home is just that. A home. Remember that many of these looters are people with skills. They just didn’t prepare. It is life or death to them. Oh, sure, you might take out a few, but you will be overtaken. Regardless, one factor still remains. Your supplies, food, water, and all that you have struggled to gather and maintain will be compromised.

My personal opinion lies with the concept that no matter how well your defense is, you will be over ran by looters, rioters, or whatever. Even if you were able to survive the first wave of attack, what makes one believe there won’t be another and another. If you are that determined to protect what you have, I as a looter, will use common sense and realize that you have something worth guarding. Now my determination will even be more stronger to get what you have. Spread the word and now the group has grown. You have something to offer my group so they will aid me in my venture to raid those home that are well guarded.

Those places that are barricaded will not hold up. Even if they have no other choice than to burn you out, you will get out. Groups will band together because they believe you have something to offer. Then it happens. You are overtaken by the sheer number of attackers. What now? Everything you had has been taken by the looters. Your food, your water, your tools, your seeds, your solar power equipment. Everything. It couldn’t happen but it did. We just didn’t look beyond the limit of our stronghold. So now you, if you are lucky, are placed into a bug out scenario. Now what? The entire nation is overrun with people looking to survive.

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Ammo Crate Utility Box with 7.25″ Deep, Large,
Dark Earth. With some care, this could make a great cache container.

There are over three hundred million people living here in the United States. Millions of people will be venturing out. Oh, sure, many will be dead by this point, but only those that were weak at the beginning. Again stay focused. There are plenty of redneck country folks that can survive longer that your typical run of the mill city folk. Oh yes and lets not forget about the cousin that lives about ten miles down the road. Getting there is one problem but after you get there, are you sure they have not already been compromised or what makes a person think that they won’t be later?

My neighborhood alone will be gone through several times. Other groups of looter will be forced to check out already looted areas simply because they won’t know what is there or what has been taken. They are looking for that ever so small morsel that may sustain them just a little longer. Folks, it is not going to be a bed of roses.

So what can we do? I, like many others am stocking up, however I am going to the point of hiding a large supply of the items needed underground now and in the future to survive. No, not in my back yard – my eggs are not in one basket. I am not going into detail about the process of hiding items underground nor am I going into how to prevent any form of damage to these items because search the web site and pick and choose.

Hiding your backup supplies

My largest focus on this article is the process of hiding your backup supplies. Some close. Some far away. But Hidden so that you can find your supplies later and use them for survival. What may work for one person may not work for another, but the main concept is to hide a supply just as big as what you may have on hand.

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Mono Vault 107, Black, Dry Box Cache Tube, 10.5″ diameter x 7″ high

There are many sites that give good sound advice but the most dangerous part of surviving will be in the first month on and up to I would think somewhere in the time frame of six months. Now don’t get me wrong, that does not mean that I or my family will be living in the wilderness. Could be the case don’t know, but hopefully we will be able to return back to our home regardless of the damage that may occur. All is gone but guess what? All I need is a shovel and I am back in business. We will have to keep a lookout for the next group but at least we have shelter and food to maintain our survival. Just something to think about. The longer you are able to survive could make things easier due to the fact that as time passes, more of the threat will be gone. At some point, your life will be to adjust to replenishing your supplies not protecting them.Don’t limit or for even one moment think that you have all the answers. Be prepared and hide.


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Mono Vault 107, Black, Dry Box Cache Tube, 10.5″ diameter x 7″ high

If fact, if you have not planned for after a year down the road, you may not even survive then. Food, supplies, tools, clothing, and the list goes on will be needed to continue your survival. Do you have back up electrical or solar power hidden? Remember you lost all you had. Do you have a back up location for your hunting gear, your planting needs, your canning needs, your heating supplies. Bury and bury and bury. You don’t have to bury deep. Just deep enough to maintain a good temperature that can be maintained and keeps your supplies dry for an undetermined about of time. Most of all hiding in places that will not be found. Off the trail and in well hidden areas camouflaged to look just like the surroundings. In other words don’t place a sign above it and tell they world there is something there. Make sure the top can withstand a good amount of weight. Cover well and the ground cover must be blended into what already exists. It will be a lot of work. Sure will be, but just add up all the time that you put into what you don’t have now.

I like everyone else don’t have all the answers. Anyone who thinks they do, will be the first to go. No one really can tell it what it is going to be like before, during, and after such an event, but we who are preparing need to take in account the “what if” train of thought. The law of “if it can go wrong, it will”, will be the largest factor we will all have to face. Give yourself the flexibility to survive from different routes.

This article is not complete by any means. It was written just to throw out another view to aid others in planning about their survival. A well planned program can go up into smoke. If you plant a garden, do you plant just one stalk of corn? One tomato plant? One carrot? Why not? Same applies to idea of prepping. If you are not overtaken at the beginning of such an event, then guess what, you now have twice as much to survive on. That sounds great, but the question still comes into play. What if you don’t?

HIDE, HIDE, HIDE.